Kathy Sommer graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 1987 with a B.S. degree in Ornamental Horticulture. She is a Licensed Pest Control Adviser, which is the most advanced pest control license available in the state. She is also a Certified Arborist and a published writer. Her articles have appeared in Sunset Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and the San Diego Union Tribune. Her areas of expertise and research include California native plants, and diseases of palms, oaks and olive trees. Trained specifically for horticultural problem-solving while in undergraduate and graduate school, Kathy continues to work closely with University horticultural advisors, extension personnel, and agricultural research departments. She is a member of many horticultural organizations that provide her with a broad depth of involvement in the industry. Offering over 30 years of horticultural experience, Kathy has worked with many of the most premiere communities in Southern California, consulting for private homes and estates as well as homeowner associations.


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